M/WSPROMST. PRANCIS MIS- ! who responded. There are many who Father CI .ude 0. S. B. said Ma <s
SION, ROSEBUD AGENCY.
Rev. Father Perrig S. J. attained
his fiftieth year the 12th of Septem-
ber quite a number of which he has
spent exercising his untiring zeal
among the Sioux Indians. May
this devoted missionary live to see
fifty more of labors erowned with
every success and blessing.
This Mission School has already
the high number of 151 children
entered and expect 40 more before
the end of the month.
I hope the boys and girls of this
school will, again, resume their good
habit of writing letters for the Sup-
plement. It was, and will always
be a pleasure for us to hear from
the children of this mission. Their
success, and their interests are ours.
Mass. May their fcitli
loudly proclaim themselves the In- in the church of Our Lady of Seven •■strength with thai- I
dia-s' friend. Where are they now? Dolu:s, at which all the Sisters and h, S o manv
This would be the favorable moment children assisted and sano-. After ' hrtr eon if"
to prove tiieir friendship by actions Mass the good Father was greeted b<
since the above assistance is not ' and most, heartily welcomed bv
pi -t< es in die surround-
. , this year the crops ha\e
destroyed by hail storms or an
die entire failure, the Indians here have
asked forme nor any other person Sisters. He spent the morning visit- raised at least •
but, our Sioux Indians of Crow Hill, ing his old friends at the
CROW CREEK AGENCY,
small crop of wheat,
• oats, barlev and rve. It is no doubt
FortTotten. North Dakota seems The Ind.ans were all pleased to see owing to the pnn ers of the children
>e went to : offered up every ' Sunday, bv the re-
time of need. Let us hope that it St. Michael's Mission where he said
citation of the Litany of the Saints.
may not long continue so for the Mass the next morning. About 12 P. | W » ^pe ,th ft j^yers of those iuno-
good of the poor Indians.
FORT TOTTEN NEWS.
m. the same day Father Claude di- | cmit Jiule Q „ BS ^ ^ be ^ fop
rected h.s steps to the Fort where he the gro* th of ehristianization and the
was very kinaly received by Mr. Can- onversion rf ^
held, who accompanied him through their nation.
v- "" > ! the different departments of his '
At last the time to return to school school, after.vhioh the school-band wkm ™"" TK * ii — **=-■- ehebsbsj
has come and we most heartily wel- sorenated him. After bidding good- DEATH OP RT. REV- BISHOP
come all our e^ood Indian children, bve to all and receiving the exores- i
i " I MARTY o S T!
after a vacaton of two long months, sions of their sincere desire to see ! '
to return to school, the home of their him socu return.he took the boat at The Eyanpaha was just going to press,
education and cbristiauizatiou. The 3 p. m. to cross the Lake for Devil's' when we received the sad uews of
time of play has finished and the time ( Lake city, where he was to say Mass the death of . Bishop Martv, who de-
of work has begun. Many of our j the next morning and where his \ parted this life at 9:35 Saturday
Sioux Indian children have shown friends of by.gone days were aux- ; morning. Thungh our regretted Bis"-
Sev. Father Pius^O. S. 13. has an
able and zealous assistant in the per-
son of Father Ambrose Mathingly,
O. S. B., who is making rapid pro-
gress in the Sioux language. H
actually, has charge of Lower Brule
Agency S. Dak. and was formerly
teacher in the Indian boys' school,
Stephan, S. Dak.
Father Ambrose being still
young maD, in the prime of life and
sincerely devoted to the Indians, we
wish him a long and successful career
among the people of his choice.
They have between 50 and 60 pu-
pils at the Indian School, Stephan,
S. Dak., although the contract has
been reduced to onlv 30 pupils.
For the third time, I refer to the
Crow-Hill Indians' assembly houses
for the repairing of which houses I
appealed to the generosity and chari-
ty of those who could possibly lend
a helping hand, however trifling the
offering might be, it would be most
gratefully accepted of. But, I re-
gret, to repeat that Rev. Father
Claude, O. 8. B. is still the only one
their good will and eagerness to take
up their studies again and have . re-
turned to the Sisters' school the first
days of September and many more
continue to follow their good exam-
ple. Help needed by the parents
during threshing time is an obstacle
to the immediate return of the older
pupils, who would gladly do so.
But, as there is never a joy without
an alloy, the measles made its ap-
pearance in the midst of our good
children a few days ago. Though,
there are only, as yet, very few of
them sick still, it is a great draw-
back at the opening of school. This
disease began first at Mr. Canfield's
school, which is already filled with
hildren, half-breed Chippewas,
Crees, etc. from all parts.
The 10th inst. at 2-30 a. m. R
Father Claude Ebner, O. S. B. of
Woonsocket, S. Dak. arrived hereon
visit, which he had been planning
for some time, to make to all his
old missions in North Dakota. He
had on his way from Oberon, accom-
panied by Major Hall and Mr. Pal-
mer, two or three disagreeable
break-downs, it being so intensely
dark that thev could scarcely follow
iously awaiting his arrival. He
■>.'ie.Cv-;- S-tiirday af-
ternoon for Rutten Settlement, where
he said Mass Sunday and the re-
mainder of the week was spent in
vigitjug each oue of his old missions
within the district of Devil's Lake
City, — missions so dear to his priest-
ly heart, as being, years ago, some
of the first fields of his apostolic la-
bors, where pastor and flock were
united in affection, fidelity, devoted-
ness and generosity and where they
met again to show that absence does
not beget furgetfulness nor sever
the bonds of true friendship which
always exist between the pastor and
Thursday morning at 8-30 Rev. ' remain outside the church to hear
The attendance of our Indians at
church is very iucouraging and sat-
isfactory. There are almost three
hundred, every Sunday, at Mass in
the church of Our Lady of Seven
Dolors, the greater number of whom,
are the pupils of the two schools and
also, many of the Crow- Hill Indians
on Sundays that they have no Mass
in St. Jerome's Church. St. Mich-
el's church is so crowded every
Sunday with only our Sioux Indians
that, many have neither sitting nor
standing place and are obliged to
hop has been ailing for some time
, uis death came at a mo-
ment, when least expected, which .
makes the bereavement of friends, to
whom he had, by his excellent qual-
ities of mind and heart, eudeared
himself during life, inexpressibly sad.
Bishop Marty was in a special man-
ner a sincere and devoted friend to
the Indians and a zealous worker in
their cause, leaving nothing, in his
power, undone, to promote their
chrstiftinzat'.oii and civilization in
Dakota, which has been the field of
his Apostolic labors, for the past 20
years. Let us, whom he loved in life
forget him not in death, but pray for
him, though, we may confidently
hope he is already enjoying the re-
vard of his labors here below.
t R. 1. P. f
RT. REV. BISHOP MARTY, O. S.
Hekta owankayujajapi Sep. 19
ehan Rt, Rev. Bishop Marty la; oape
9:35 halianna hehantu. Tancau wa-
snke shi esta tehan Dakota nagipi on
litani, neon dehan wanna wokajuju
R. I. P.
Catholic Indian Congress I bestowed his episcopal blessing
Pine Ridge Agency, S. D.
It will undoubt-
ed! t jour waders to leani sotafc-
thing of the Catholic Sioux Indian Con-
gress hold, at Holy Rosary Mfesion, Pine
S. L>., July 17th
The Indians of (i. e different
jgregated a few days before the
opening of the Congress aro
Mission buildings of the Kev. Jesuit
Fathers and prepared themselves with
great zeal and enthusiasm for the forth-
coming grand celebration, which they
knew would be a decided success. Hap-
pily to say, they have not been dis-
appointed in their anticipation. This
Congress like foregoing ones was carried
on in great harmony, sympathy & love.
The good example of the neij
reservations had a powerful influence
upon the good will of the people of Piue
Ridge Agency. Therefore, they crowded
in great numbers to the MissiQ
their tents as closely as possible to the
illings and hearkened with
great joy to the anriouncenn-
Rev. Superior of
Bosch. Trie JRt. Rev. ioMa*-
" ty O; S. B; having EOT
vious to the com in e ■.-.
ing of the exercises, Eacb day of the
meetings, was heralded bj
prayers a net songs of the la.
at an early hour arrived at tht
the Mission. In order to make a deep
impression upon all the Indiai
and to afford ample room for every one
the solemn exercises v/eye held outdoors
near the meeting house
ful altar decoiated with ail kinds of
flowers and i specially adapted for the
occasion, was erected by the good Jesuit
brothers and noble hearted Franciscan
sisters. It was a grand Bpot :
there and a still grander sight to be sur-
rounded by a multitude of 2000 persons
all eager to assist at Mass and to hear
the word of God spoken to them. Accord-
ingly his Lordship thought it wise to
have a solemn High M ai
ing the three days of session, aided by a
and subdeacon. On -the first da;
solemn High Mass was Bung by Rev.
Father Zahm S. J. of Buffalo, N. i". who
is the director of that College and who
.. . ■ fcto the Yen.
Sisters of Rosebud and Piue Ridge A'cy.
Deacon on that day was Father Bernard
O. S. B., subdeacon Father it
S. B. After High Mass and the parfak-
a plentiful repast the first session
was opened by congratulating and honor-
ing the Bt. Rev- Bishop, who inspite of
his ill health had undertaken this diffi-
cult journey to see once more
ful Indians. You may imagine the feel-
>f his heart when takk
rhe hand , E every individual present he
him or her. The reception lasted almost
an hour and during it the ferv
of the Dakotas put forth all ill
m tinging . and 1 oly songs. It was
: sight nd i xceediugl: rej ti A
art of the beloved Bishop. After
. . |
Tbesermon prea hed on the first day
•as ah abl of
Digmann S. J, and i ubtedly a
I ia bearer's. His
• ■ real and living.
m the second
sung'by the Ven. Brothers and Bisters
■ I the Holy Rosary mission and ofli.ciat-
.. t'lor. Digmann S.J. celebrant,
Gershwyler, O. S. .B. deacon &
lebner S. J. subdeacon, ushered
: grandeur of i lie occasion. A-
gain all the Catholic Indians had assem-
bled to be present at the august sacrifice
lass and to thank their Lord for
I gift of faith so beautil
I mi d on the pro-
i ,■ ' .: rfc.o-f th
! by leather Bernard O. S. B.
v.. ; ■ tuple illustration of tt
.an- neighbor ai
: happy and peacful, Itfwas
listened to by them wit] -
or their spiritual
;. The aftsrhoo
reat importance as it brought
out the ideas, desires and wish -
■, if tl lil ■ '
iw-Cr ik, Lpwei
Brftle, Rosebud, Pine Ridge all ware
represented andi I due honor
a., a is society. Their ideas in many
cases wore of a high order of ti
A good knowledge of Catholic
i. id particularly
demand that no priests should
be taken from them, as they were so
few in such an extended field of labor
They laid or put particular stress upon
the Catholic contract schools and said
that under no condition would they
desire any other school. On I
trary they think it a great injury inflict-
ed upon them, if the Government
withdiavvs her aid from said schools.
They are Catholics and want Catholic
.,.;,,. , a he POO ; ■ the Government
holds is theirs and they have a perfect
right I" have and to ask for schools
most useful and salutary for them
and their children, The discussion on
this Bubji ■ •
you could plainly discover the
I hope it will bear
The gooel wishes the speakers had for
Rt. Rev. Bishop, priests, brothers and
were such that no one could
help, but being filled with gratitude to
God m haying selected bo many good
sovds. among the Dakotas. It was real-
icouragementfor all, par
for the untiring zeal of the missionary.
The third day was tin
because ao 250 received the
Holy Sacraments of Penance and Com-
munion and more than 100 mostly
adults were confirmed by His Grace.
-hough feeble and sick the Rt. Rev.
Bis ■ a at ike beautifully & at length of
the duty of a Christian and mentioned
.particularly three points viz: prayer.
i. • •; nei ha : aaa>'f.s. This dii fioui '-'<• hai
its effect, for s<?oq afterward^ some pa
gau Indians came as' ing for admission
into the ( be interpretation
by Rev. ! ■ ■ r. i ,
a the Congress
were the following:
Rev. Father Zahm S. J. Buffalo, N. Y.
Rev. Fattier Aloysius Bosch
■ ' ■ Misi ion.
Rev. Flc i S. J. Superior
of St. Francis Mil
Rev. Jos. Lindcbner S. J. Miss
of Pine. Ridge.
air O. S. B.
Ft. Yates N. Dakota:
O. S. B.
St. Benedict's Mission S. Dakota.
Great praise is due to the Rev. Jesuit
Fathers and Ven. Franciscan Sisters.
They have taken every interest possible
ited the good will
idians ai d missionaries, May
our heavenly Father amply reward them
for ail the.trbflbletb.ey took with these
idian'8 and particularly in be-
stowing such great care upon the sick
a in their
poor state of health had torn
Congress and may Hegrant them life
ish of the writer
of thee" lil
ANGELS OF MEftGY.
1 remember a few years ago bear-
ing that veteran and silver '
orator, General Gibson, speaking.
ti vais at some kind of a patriotic.
■ iblXB, Gl.au.
Gen. Gibson's gaunt figure eould
be seen rising, and with a wave of
his bonv hand he bushed the thou-
sands that composed the audience
into breathless silence
"When I was a young man," he
said, '-before the great struggle be-
tween the North and South, I. must
sav that I was somewhat prejudiced
against the Catholic Church. I used
to picture to myself heaven. 1 ima-
gined it was a gland palace, grand
bevotid description, because it was
the dwelling place of the King of
Kings, the Lord of Lords, as well as
of all good Protestants. Of course, I
could see no reserved seats for
Catholics. They, in my opinio
no business there.
'•Well, the cry came: 'To arms!'
1 had the honor of commanding a
regiment, the Forty-ninth Ohio
Volunteers. After a day's engage-
ment with the enemy, in which my
regiment took an active part, and
after our forces were badly beaten,
I looked out from headquarters. We
were located on an 'eminence'.
the- scene of ,.
field glass 1 could see black-robed
figures going among the wbi
and d; Ing soldiers. 1 immediati
ordered my aide de camp to go
down and see who were those black-
robed figures and report as s
to me. Returning
breathless he-exclaimed: 'O'General,
it was a. heartre i The
figures are those of Sisters of Charity,
ho are going from one to the other,
ministering to the wounded and dy-
ing soldiers. The self-sacrifice of
these noble bands of women would
bring tears to a heart of stone.'
"1 was amazed. I concluded to
makes personal investigation! I went
down into the scene eat con-
flict, accompanied by some of mv
staff officers. 1 did not have t i
figure that was cold in death. The
heroine of heroines'died at her post-
She was not regnlarlv mustered into
the service, she received no pec.un-
lers. This noble won.
called to her eternal reward. Her
companions were still engaged in
When 1 saw this with mv own eyes
on that eventful day I returned thanks
on mv bended knees to the omnipo-
tent God for opening my eyes to the
sublime grandeur of the
Catholic Church. Those grand women
the suffering soldier to
what church he belonged, or whether
he belonged to any church; neither
did thev stop to inquire the side,
whether it was the blue or gray, to
performing their own God-given
blue and gn
Black and white were alike treated
by them. Subsequently 1 mel
bers of the order in cur hospitals.
nursing with their tender han
ger, thev have, no fear of Gpn1
diseases. Oh, how often have I pray-
ed since then that God may forgive
ny first imp
Catholic Church. 1 sav
in its true light that day on the
battle field. I is 1 now
believe it really is, and in
Catholics as well as Protestants. -